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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is making it official, calling lawmakers into special session to finance the costs of fighting the current crop of wildland fires and the flood mitigation that will … more
GLOBE — Saying the current fires are just the beginning of problems, Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called for a special legislative session to begin this coming week. "It's clear that we still … more
PHOENIX — A lone Republican lawmaker united with House Democrats Monday to quash at least part of a proposal for sharp cuts in taxes for the most wealthy. Rep. David Cook of Globe said he is … more
In 1972, mayors from all over Arizona struck a deal with leaders at the State Capitol that helped our economy grow, kept taxes simple and helped create the strong cities and towns we have today. In … more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday that would preclude the use of taxpayer dollars to train public employees about race, ethnicity and sex discrimination if … more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to raise their own daily allowance — at least for those who don't get to go home every night during the session. On a voice vote late Wednesday the … more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers refused Monday to place restrictions on advertising marijuana that don't exist for liquor and, to a great extent, for tobacco products. House Bill 2809 sought an … more
PHOENIX — Arizona's unemployed are going to have to wait at least a year to see an increase in benefits. And even then they may not get them. A deal negotiated between Gov. Doug Ducey and … more
PHOENIX — With the state flush with cash, Republican legislators are circling in on a plan to permanently cut $1.5 billion in annual tax collections over the next several years. The proposal … more
PHOENIX — It's taken at least four decades.But Arizona's community colleges appear to be on the verge of being able to offer four-year degrees. On a 24-6 vote Wednesday, the Senate gave … more
State Rep. Joanne Osborne (R-13), chair of the House Health and Human Services Committee, has been appointed to serve as an opioid policy fellow through a year-long program established with the National Conference of State Legislatures. more
PHOENIX — Two Republican senators lashed out Monday at businesses and the media, accusing them of mischaracterizing what is in changes they are proposing to state election laws. Michelle … more
Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday his decision on whether to sign some controversial voting bills won’t be swayed by fears of losing the 2023 Super Bowl. more
Some local advocacy groups are calling out support of proposed laws that would help bar some fringe lenders from imposing hefty taxes slapped on short-term loans.Officials from the Phoenix-based … more
Controversial voting bills were enough for the state of Georgia to lose the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and Arizona has both a large sporting event and its own election-related legislative bills coming up. more
The Arizona House of Representatives advanced SB 1451 introduced by Senator Paul Boyer (R-Glendale), District 20, on April 7 and designed to make it easier for firefighters to qualify for coverage under a cancer presumption. more
PHOENIX — If the federal government imposes new restrictions on guns, it's going to have to enforce them without Arizona's help. On a 17-13 margin, the state Senate on Tuesday approved … more
Arizona health experts are celebrating the passage of legislation that will increase the expenditure authority for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. more
The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light issues of inequity in many aspects of life, from food to medicine. It’s also brought up issues of equity in education, with students turning online in droves when the pandemic shuttered school doors for months. more
PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Thursday to create a new law that its sponsor admitted is designed to convince people to stay away from some protests, often against police brutality, even … more
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